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Is a person born in Northern Rhodesia in 1961 British by birth

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Is a person born in Northern Rhodesia in 1961 British by birth and will his children as a result of his British status be entitled to British Citizenship. He does have British Passport which simply says British Citizen in it. He never gained Zambian citizenship after independence in 1962. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
It is very likely that the children may have a claim to British nationality if any of their grand parents were born in the UK.
Without knowing all relevant details and without looking at paperwork, it is difficult to advise further online here but I suggest you see here
http://www.whatpassport.com/countries/Zambia
Hope this helps
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

HI There,

I do know that they might qualify. I would not have asked if that is what I wnted to know.

The exact details are as follows:

Daughters where born in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

Father Born Northern Rhodesia, November 1961. He has British Passpoert that states British Citizen (Unkown if British by Birth or Decent)

Mother was Born in Swaziland but is a South African Citizien, never had Swazi citizenship only South African

Paternal grandparents were both born in England and both held British passports (grandfather has passed, Grandmother still alive)

Maternal Grandparents were both born in South Africa.

If I could get a definitive answer would be appreciated as it is an expensive process to enter into if unknown.

Thank you for your advise.

Shaun

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